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25 of the Most Festive Christmas Cocktails

The Christmas party season is here, it’s a continuous blur of mulled wine, Champagne, mince pies and chocolate. Break it up with a festive cocktail instead. From cocktails made with clotted cream, to decadent takes on mulled wine and glasses covered in snow, here are 25 Christmas cocktails to...

Openings & Launches

Pomona’s: California Comes to Notting Hill

What do Notting Hill and L.A have in common? You might have said yoga, you might think pressed juices and whilst you’re right, in this case you’re wrong, because the answer we were looking for is Pomona’s. A city in L.A and now an all-day restaurant and bar coming to Hereford Road on...

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Chai Ki’s Festive Recovery Brunch

When it comes to the festive season, we all find ourselves reaching for that extra mince pie, or that extra slab of cheese or that extra glass of wine…yep, it’s a common tendency to indulge, or should we say overindulge at the end of the year. While the indulgence is excusable (or so we keep...

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Soul Music and Christmas Shopping

We all love Christmas, and we all love getting presents. But what about buying presents? Admittedly, sometimes this can get a little stressful. A bottle of bubbly or a box of chocolates may suffice at the best of times but why not mix it up this year? Festival and event curators Marbles and Ware...

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When The Nutcracker Met The Sugar Plum Fairy

Now while we’re all anticipating a visit from a certain Father Christmas, we are neglecting someone special…a rather sweet lady. Of course we speak of the Sugar Plum Fairy but while we haven’t been in touch recently she’s been off sprinkling her magic over at London Hilton on Park Lane...

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El Pastor Opens

When Sam Hart and Crispin Somerville lived in Mexico City they ran cult nightclub El Colmillo, they also spent their days looking for the best al pastor taco around. For those who aren’t taco buffs then the al pastor taco roughly translates to ‘shepherd style’ and has its origins in Arab...

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Vauxhall’s Alpine Winter Village

Christmas is now only 19 sleeps away and you know what that means… only 19 more chances to visit the thousands of winter pop-ups that it feels like London has welcomed this year. If your skiing holiday is not until the new year, or you’re actually just about the après, then you’ll want to...

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Swift: Soho’s New Bar

Next week will see the opening of Swift, an elegant cocktail bar but with all the friendliness of your local pub (hoping that your local is indeed friendly). Setting up shop on Old Compton Street the team behind it are cocktail duo Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansson and the owners of Nightjar and...

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Festive Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge

There’s always room for an indulgent afternoon tea, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea at Cutter & Squidge. You can expect finger sandwiches filled with cranberry and stuffing, or Boxing Day turkey, you’ve got scones...

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The Gate Opens 3rd Restaurant

The countdown to Christmas begins, you can now listen to Mariah Carey on repeat and you’ve probably already opened the second day of your advent calendar. Who isn’t looking forward to Christmas though? Turkeys that’s who. They will love The Gate though, because the vegetarian restaurant is...

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